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Want to be a Flood Engineer of the future?

Category: Environment Agency, Career Change, Foundation Degree, Degree, Flood and Coastal Engineering

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Want to be a Flood Engineer of the future?

Calling all school/college leavers and those looking for a career change.....

Flood and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree (with top up BSc)

"Have you a passion for engineering the environment, thinking what to study at university or looking for a new challenge ? Then look no further...."

Perhaps you are looking for a career change into Flood Engineering?

Then our sponsored two year Flood and Coastal Engineering degree with work placements could be for you.

You’ll be introduced to engineering, the environment and flood risk, and your learning will be focused on the flooding hazard across the UK. This flood and coastal engineering degree will provide you with the skills to effectively deal with the issues of flooding and coastal management, allowing you to become a flood engineer of the future.

Alys Farndale, BSc Graduate,

“Doing the FdSc and BSc was the best decision I made to kick start my career in Flood Coastal Risk Managament. It provided me with fantastic opportunities and knowledge which has helped me find a job I love within the Environment Agency. I’d recommend the programme to any student/career changer considering their university/life options.”

Flood and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree with top up BSc

This is a 2 year work-based learning programme with top up BSc delivered by Brunel University London in partnership with HR Wallingford.

The Environment Agency will pay your tuition fees and you will receive an allowance of £1,000 a month while on your work placements.

You’ll spend the first 6 months studying full time at Brunel University and the next 6 months training at an Environment Agency or risk management authority office. You’ll also attend a week long summer school at HR Wallingford.

The final year is split again, with 6 months studying at Brunel University and your final 6 months training in the workplace. Students successfully completing the foundation degree can continue studies for a BSc degree in either 1 year (full time) or 2 year sponsored (part time).


GCE A-Level: BCC, including Grade B in Maths or Physics (excluding General Studies).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD in Engineering, including Distinction in Further Maths or Further Mechanical Principles.

Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are also required, to include Maths and English Language.

Closing date for sponsorship applications: 30 June 2019 . Applications to be made via UCAS. (If sponsorship places are still available after this date applications will be extended to UCAS Extra and Clearing)

Assessment Centres will take place April to June 2019 (Brunel University London)

Successful candidates will start September 2019


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